One particularly attractive aspect of my job is that I work in the places that I also seek out for personal and aesthetic reasons. Florida's lakes, coastal systems, wetlands, and especially rivers and springs, are a remarkable natural heritage. My move to Florida in 1996 was with some trepidation (having grown up in the mountains) but it has been deeply rewarding. There is a subtlety here that I've come to appreciate, and that fuels my curiosity.
I am happily married (to Leah), with two boys (Sawyer - 11 years old, and Grady - 10 years old), and a daughter Calyra - 2 years old. I love science, Florida, ultimate frisbee, dogs, carpentry and music.